Talk:Don Gorske

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Broken Links[edit]

Most of the links provided are now broken. RFabian (talk) 22:58, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

unestablished fact[edit]

THe section refering to his diet is pure speculation and adds nothing factual to this article. It is simply a "magazine" article and is for pure ego. No facts were presented. For instance there is no established claim a man must eat 2,000 calories if sedentary. In fact latest research shows one needs about 11 calories per pound to maintain weight. This is far less than 2,000 calories given up in the section. The section was full of opinion and unestablished speculation.

Have also seen that the guy only drinks Seven Up or so, and in Super Size Me his cholesterol is stated as 140.

Using this formula, if he weighs 180, that's 1980 calories -- hardly "far less" than 2000. But where does Gorske say Big Mac's are his **only** source of food? I see the 90% comment, so that still leaves antoher 10%, which this author is completely ignoring. Duckncvr (talk) 22:35, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

The basal metabolic rate of a sedentary man of average height and weight is about 2000 calories. RFabian (talk) 22:58, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

weird guy[edit]

this guy admits to having obsessive compulsive problems. I guess it follows one of his compulsions is having to eat big macs every day. Swatoa 07:52, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

Yeah and Big Macs are actually gross. I've nothing against McDonalds, just Big Macs... why?! (I figure this comment is a little too POV for the article itself ;)) —EatMyShortz 15:35, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

People from Wisconsin are crazy. Apparently eating lots of McDonald's is an athletic feat in those parts of the country.

Ya, after watching Super Size Me in french class (for our heatlh program in P.E., and the nutrition term in french), I concluded that I will NEVER EVER eat McDonalds again, even if my family rarely eats McDonalds again. And just for fact, did you know that people think McDonalds made the BIG M in a fasion that it looks like the mother's breasts, just to attract babies to it! Androo123 (talk) 22:39, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Tagging this article for original research[edit]

The article seems to contain a number of speculative claims about the nutritional value of Big Macs that I thought should be backed up by some authority. I have tagged the section, and inserted {{fact}} tags at some statements that I thought should have some authority backing them up. Smerdis of Tlön 18:31, 25 June 2006 (UTC)


I removed the reference to him being unemployed, due to the fact that the article contradicts this later by saying he's a prison guard. since that can be verified from the movie and unemployment cannot be verified, I removed it.


Genuine curiosity here, anyone know how this man is still alive? Is it a marketing ploy or is it serious? Does he have an unusual rare type of metabolism? Pauric 19:24, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

Whopper bet citation[edit]

Don't know the correct way to do citations. I can confirm Gorske himself relates the story about the whopper bet while being interviewed in Supersize Me.

Resembling John Lennon[edit]

This fella bears a striking resemblance to John Lennon! :O

Ha! I'm not the only one who thinks that way--Charlie Brown man 06:41, 11 January 2007 (UTC)


It is my opinion that the article, particularly the last part about his hometown being embaressed about him, it almost certainly simply someone's personal view. But I leave it up to someone who could perhaps find a citation. Jmlk17 00:14, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

Been looking for one - the Reporter is not good about keeping online archives. (At the moment, all that's there on Gorske is a mention in a list of bowling scores. His was 634.) I did find Reporter articles, or largish chunks of them, from Gorske's four major newsworthy moments - the first time anyone realized they had a local character on their hands, his 20,000th Big Mac, his appearance in Super Size Me, and his appearance on "I've Got A Secret" - all of which had the same tone of amused tolerance if not even tacit approval. It is possible that I just haven't found the article in which they mention this poll, of course, but I find it unlikely that it was even conducted, or that most Fond du Lac residents (of which I am one) actually do find Gorske an embarrassment.

I vote to cite sources or take it down, in the interest of basic human courtesy. Jpolodna 02:20, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

At this point the article looks like it maintains NPOV to me. Ledelste 09:02, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

Same here, so I removed the NPOV tag. ObtuseAngle 19:51, 3 March 2007 (UTC)


However, nothing is known about the health of his colon, kidneys, gall bladder or liver.

You might as well add "or his brain, or his appendix, or the little finger on his right hand" for all the value this adds to what is supposed to be an impartial encyclopedia article. If nothing is known, there is nothing to be said, so don't mention it. 23:04, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Tone of entry sounds like he's deceased.[edit]

While reading this entry, I got the impression that this person is no longer living. Perhaps it needs some rephrasing? -- (talk) 15:03, 26 May 2008 (UTC)


I don't want to sound like a metric-nazi, but it's kilocalories (or Calories with a capital C) the article is talking about. 2000 calories is roughly the amount of energy in a mouthful of milk. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Wouter halswijk (talkcontribs) 13:03, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

It's common convention (at least in the US, which is where he lives) for food calories to simply be called calories. Keep in mind that a food calories is not exactly the same as a regular one, since it takes into account how much energy a person can obtain from the food. (Although the size of the measure of energy is the same.) Ariel. (talk) 15:16, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

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McDonald's Corporation Response[edit]

Where the response from McDonalds? I know a franchise owner congradulated him and gave him a party for the 25,000 big mac but nothing from McDonald's. AnthonyTheGamer (talk) 15:22, 24 August 2012 (UTC)